Re: RARA-AVIS: Re: Golf and hard-boiled/Noir

From: Etienne Borgers (
Date: 06 Apr 2000

Well, not really true!

There is one of the underrated novels by Ellroy that is set around golf greens and caddies.

Also you will be surprised to find out in a number of Noir/HB stories (books and films)what use some innovative golf enthousiasts could find for their neglected clubs...

And last but not least, one of the greatest modern writers of popular literature in Europe: Jean Ray, published the very good "Les Contes Noir du Golf"
(Noir Tales of Golf) in the fifities- all these short stories were first published in... the official magazine of the Golf Federation of Belgium! and anthologized after his death. Ray was a master for fantastic-horror short stories (Lovecraft vein -not gore) and he used many times mystery ingredients as well He also got some fame there because of his "take over " of the 'Harry Dickson' series published as dime novels (starting in 1933- he was supposed to translate the German edition of it for the French speaking public, but instead he just used his own skills and imagination to continue the series with his own stories!)

E.Borgers Hard-Boiled Mysteries

--- "a.n.smith" <> wrote:
> > (hard boiled golf?)
> Golf is never, ever, ever hard-boiled. Never. Even
> the Sopranos can't make
> it hard-boiled.
> Hard-boiled sport #1: Boxing
> Hard-boiled sport #2: Horse-racing
> That's all.
> That was fun.
> Just kidding a little bit,
> Neil Smith

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